art & design

Mark Stanford:
graphic artist & designer

in North Somerset, UK

Web design 

I have been building web sites for nearly 20 years. I have an BA & MA degrees in Visual Communication. I combine my visual skills with knowledge of design and technology to create websites that are easy to use and look appealing. 


As an artist I work mostly in water based medium (watercolours and gouache), although I also pencil sketch and use acrylics and inks. In recent years I have focussed on landscapes, particularly scenes from around the South West of England where there's so much beauty and interesting subject matter.

Art Commissions

I am versatile and would consider any subject matter. You can commission me to paint or draw anything. Pet portraits of a beloved cat or dog etc, can make a wonderful gift, or keeps a remembrance of them in your home. The price depends on the scale of a piece and is agreed beforehand. If you're not satisfied with the work, and I will keep you updated throughout the process, then you will not be charged. As most work will take a minimum of several hours, prices usually starts from £60. Framing can also be arranged so your finished piece is ready to be hung on the wall.

Graphic design & Illustration

You might want a brochure, business card, or a bespoke greeting card. 

Who am I?

My name is Mark and I live in North Somerset in the UK where I work as an artist, illustrator, web & graphic designer. I've loved drawing and painting since early childhood. That helped at school as I was praised for the accompanying illustrations to my work (but got less praise for my written work!). Years later and after a Masters degree in Visual Communication, I now taking commissions for drawings and paintings, and occasional graphic design jobs like brochures, and building websites.


If you are interested in a free consultation, with no obligation, please email me at or call 07931741985 and I'd be happy to help.